Quotes on Teenagers

You have been born at this time for a sacred and glorious purpose.  Your birth at this time was foreordained in the eternities.  You are to be the royal army of the Lord in the last days.  You are “youth of the noble birthright.” — President Ezra Taft Benson, New Era, July 1993, p. 6

Peter said, “Ye are a chosen generation.”  How very true that is.  Notwithstanding all of the problems that we have, this, I believe, is the greatest age in the history of the world.  And you young people of this generation are a part of it.  You are the beneficiaries of it.  Its fruits are here to bless your lives if you will grasp them and live worthy of them. — President Gordon B. Hinckley, Ensign, May 1992, p. 70


Be with your kids.  Have fun with them.  Be mature enough to handle their immaturity.  You have to be invited into their “living space” before you can communicate with them.  How did Christ talk?  “Come and I will make you fishers of men,” not “Let’s go preach the gospel.”  He was talking to fishermen.  A fisherman doesn’t bate the hook with food he likes; he uses food the fish like.  So it is with teenagers. — Rand Packer, BYU Education Week, 1985